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How to Clear History on Android (Chrome, Firefox, Default Browser)

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Just like your computers, your android device also remembers the web pages on the browsers you have visited.

Thus for privacy reasons, you might want to clear your browser history every once in a while. This is because anyone who uses your phone could get access to the web pages you visited and you may not want that for privacy and security reasons.

Clearing your Android phone or tablet’s browser history is pretty simple and this article is going to focus on the three main browsers used on most android devices.

Clearing Browsing History on Google Chrome

Clear Browsing History on Android

When clearing the the browser history on your Chrome browser, run the app and tap the three dots on the top right corner of your screen and tap on settings.

After tapping on the the settings button, tap on privacy button on the options listed.

When the privacy page opens, tap on the “Clear Browsing Data” option.

Upon tapping that, a new page opens which gives you an option to clear the “browsing data, cache, cookies, saved passwords, auto-fill data”.

Check the options you want and then tap on “clear”.

Clearing Browsing History on Firefox

To clear your browser history on Firefox, open the Firefox browser and and tap on the three dots at the top right corner of your screen. Then tap on settings.

A new page with options will pop on your screen and tap on the privacy option.

When the privacy page opens, tap on clear now.

Then like the chrome browser, it also gives you options to clear the “browsing data, search history, downloads, form history, cookies, cache”.

Tap on clear data and your browsing history will be cleared.

Clearing Browsing History on Default Android Browser

Open the internet browser on your android device and click on the three dots on the top right corner of your screen. Then tap on settings.

Then tap on the privacy option.

Then a new page of options will pop up on the screen of your android device. Tap on “delete personal data”. It also gives you an list of options to clearing your data. Tap delete and your browser history will be cleared.

While these three browsers are the most commonly used on Android devices, clearing the browsing history on any Android browser basically follows the same steps.

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If you’re using an unfamiliar browser, just try to locate it’s settings screen by either tapping three dots or the menu key on your phone or tablet. On the settings screen you should be able to locate a relevant option for managing cache, cookies and browsing history.

In case you run into any issues, please feel free to comment below and we’ll get back to you.

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